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Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari, Camels, Sandboarding & BBQ Options
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Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari, Camels, Sandboarding & BBQ Options

By Dream Journey
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
No Dubai trip is complete without discovering the desert or sampling its sports and traditions. This tour lets you enjoy a full line-up of activities with ease, from sand boarding and dune bashing to camel rides in the red dunes. If you wish, upgrade to add a desert camp visit, where henna art, a barbecue-buffet dinner, and live entertainment await. Whichever option you choose, hotel transfers are included for convenience.
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Ages 3-75, max of 200 per group
Duration: 4–7 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Flexible desert sports and dinner tour from Dubai, with hotel transfers
  • Visit an area of red dunes and enjoy various desert activities with ease
  • Choose a morning or afternoon sand board, dune bash, and camel ride experience
  • Upgrade to add a BBQ-buffet dinner and live shows at a desert camp

  • Pick-up and drop off from your selected hotel
  • Licensed English-speaking safari guide with in 4x4 vehicle
  • Cold bottled water in vehicle
  • Dune bashing 30-45 minutes
  • Sand-boarding in the desert
  • Short camel rides
  • Sunset photo stop in the desert
  • Welcome greet at camp with Qawha (Arabic coffee), dates & Lugamat (traditional sweet)
  • All desert camp activities including BBQ buffet dinner, Shisha pipe, Tanura & Belly Dance show, henna painting, camel rides and unlimited soft drinks – (with the 7-hour tour option)
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
  • Entry/Admission - Dubai
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase at the desert camp)
  • Quad bikes
  • Entry/Admission - Sharjah


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pickup from any hotel or location within Dubai city Port Rashid (cruise terminal) is included in the tour. Pickup from Jabel Ali, Dubai Investments Park, Sharjah, Ajman will be available on request for an additional cost based on your location. Guests must be ready for pickup 45 minutes before tour start time. Please wait in your hotel lobby for pickup Pickup time may change during the summer season according to sunset timing. Guests are contacted via email for the pickup schedule. Guests can contact the activity provider through WhatsApp number for further assistance available at the voucher page.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Port Rashid
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6579RED

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travellers can participate
        • All vehicles are fully insured and equipped with safety features, such as roll bars, seat belts, government tracker, GPS, GMS and a first aid box.
        • The tour is not suitable for pregnant women and people with heart, neck, or back problem.
        • The program is subject to change due to religious seasons or other circumstances, which may prevent certain activities from taking place.
        • The camp features designated areas for Shisha smoking. Additional charge will apply if Shisha is required at the tables.
        • Falcons may not be available at the camp during hotter months (mainly in July & August).
        • Tour duration includes pickup and travel time.
        • Children under 3 years of age are not allowed on the tour.
        • Quad biking segment is solely the participant’s responsibility. Guests are recommended to take precautions when driving as any damage, injuries sustained, or items lost during quad biking are not covered by insurance.
        • Tour program may change during religious holidays (e.g. Ramadan, Eid). Belly dance shows and alcohol may be cancelled on such occasions. The rest of the program will remain the same.
        • Children under 3 years old are not permitted on the tour
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6579RED

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        • Dream Journey
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          Joined in March 2019
        • Wilson N
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience with this tour guide when booking with the driver Najeeb.
          So happy we booked this tour. The tour guide Najeeb made this trip truly unforgettable with his knowledge and enthusiasm. It's wonderful to have such positive experiences when exploring new places. Would recommend anyone to book with him. You won’t regret it!
          Written 13 June 2024
        • W3120CFnicolad
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience!
          We had an amazing time at the desert safari! Najeeb was a great tour guide, and made sure that we were safe and looked after at each stop. The quad bikes were great, and the guide made sure that we were comfortable on the bikes before heading up the dunes. Can’t recommend this tour enough!
          Written 11 June 2024
        • lindyl415
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must do when you visit Dubai
          Oh what a fantastic experience, even the drive out to the dunes was great. Our guide/driver Muhram Ali was very informative and interacted great with all of us in the vehicle. Well worth doing this tour.
          Written 11 June 2024
        • I8002JXchrism
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Desert Experience
          Najeeb was the tour guide and he made me feel comfortable and made sure that at each checkpoint of the tour that I was taken care of and satisfied. Such an amazing experience. Cant wait to come back and do it again.
          Written 9 June 2024
        • DayTrip58556919687
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience
          I booked this activity for myself my father and my sister and it was amazing. Our guide Najeeb was wonderful, he took us in the desert for the safari, helped us to take pictures and was very nice to us. Then for the BBQ and show he took us to a private location where we had amazing food and the amazing shows. I highly recommend doing this safari.
          Written 9 June 2024
        • Shannenkoning
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Ibrahim was the best!!
          Ibrahim was the best tour guide! sweet, friendly, knew a lot about the area and made it the best day ever. thanks to Ibrahim, our day was amazing!
          Written 8 June 2024
        • Ravi A
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Red Dunes Desert Safari Dubai
          This was a small family trip to Dubai. The desert safari I booked was planned on arrival and we scheduled it as per our convenience. Mr. Sameer was our Captain for the Safari. An exhilarating experience. Mr. Sameer was super humble and super helpful. He messaged us in time regarding our pickup and was on dot to pick us up. We got to experience quadbike rides and camel rides and off course the adrenaline rushing Desert Safari at Lahbab in the red sand dunes. I was extremely impressed with the control and mastery over the superb Land Cruiser by Mr. Sameer. I thought I was a good driver; but the skills displayed by Mr.Sameer was a different level altogether. We wound up the Safari at a campsite where we were served a buffet dinner and got to watch some dazzling belly dancing and fireplay. I totally recommend this activity to anyone who wants to enjoy the desert experience. Mr. Sameer was the highlight, a very humble and perfect gentleman who takes extremely good care of his guests. Pls DM me if anyone wants to get in touch with Sameer.
          Written 6 June 2024
        • G2853OOerine
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The most amazing day!!🌟
          Amazing day trip !!🌟Our tour guide iftikhar made this day. Gas service and hospitality to making sure we had fun was top notch, 5 starts to him alone. The day is fun packed with all the activities ready for you. Would highly recommend to anyone coming to Dubai, with friends/family or even solo travelling.
          Written 5 June 2024
        • Mobile28060368097
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An action-packed tour
          We enjoyed our safari tour with Iftikhar as our tour guide. He was attentive and made sure the experience was enjoyable. We originally selected a quad bike and upgraded to a buggy (it’s recommended for children). The dune bashing and sand boarding were fun to experience. I would probably choose a longer tour in future to have some downtime between each activity to recover in the heat.
          Written 4 June 2024
        • Inspire789649
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful desert experience our family will never forget!!
          Wonderful experience in the desert, from Dune buggy, sand boarding, camel ride and dinner. Our personal guide Najeep made our trip with his personality and enthusiasm. Would recommend the upgrades including the VIP access at dinner and buggy ride. Worth the experience
          Written 2 June 2024
        • sin0vuy0s
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good experience
          Driver Iftikhar picked me up at the hotel right on time and was very friendly. Camel ride was short but sweet and the ride in the dessert was so much fun and Iftikhar was a professional and we felt safe.
          Written 2 June 2024
        • dkitchen2019
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip if you heed the warnings
          Ibrahim was a really great host he looked after us well. If you are car sick do not sit in the back row for the dune bashing and on the quads I would wear long pants as the engine heat really cooks your legs!! The experience was really worth it and with the advice above I would highly recommend this trip but if we had more time I would do the afternoon/evening rather than the morning
          Written 30 May 2024
        • Kjr12349
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Desert safari day trip
          Brilliant day trip with iftikhar as our guide. Amazing driver and guide who made the trip very fun and would 100% recommend!
          Written 28 May 2024
        • B1018NHnicholasf
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          Dubai Red Dune Safari Positive Review
          Najeep was fantastic in conducting the tour for us today. Would highly recommend him as a tour guide. He was very friendly and explained everything in great depth
          Written 28 May 2024
        • S6931TB_
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very Hot desert with nice gude
          Very Hot in 10am but very nice experience with Nice guide His advice is very helpful for us. SAND is very hot so becareful! take a shoes!!
          Written 27 May 2024
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        Yash
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2021
        Hello,

        I just came back from the Desert Safari, and I must say that it was one of the best experiences with the best people. This one is definitely going down the memory lane. The services that were provided by Dream Journey were simply seamless and joyful. We enjoyed the entire trip on road, at the safari and at the camp.

        The driver, Mr.Siddique reached the hotel well before time and was proactive enough to inform us few hours back that the sunset was early last week and it would be good to leave early for the safari. He followed up with us for everything, which is appreciative.

        Mr. Siddique was kind enough to tell us about all the sights that came on our way to the Safari. He is an experienced talented driver who is driving professionally in the sand for 7 years now. He was very polite and generous to share extra details about everything we were in doubts of. He drove the car smoothly without any hassles and inconvenience.
        He is a very inspiring man who is doing great thing and has had his struggles to have reached here thus far. I spoke to him a lot about his life, pursuits and experiences he has had in Dubai. It also helped me to flex my itinerary by adding a couple of must visit locations in Dubai.
        A couple of my friends who have been to Dubai for the first time were so happy to know that the drivers here are so worried for their passengers in real sense. They really liked Mr.Siddique's attitude. He is a very happening driver, I must say.
        Otherwise, it would have been just another experience.

        Apart from this, Dream Journey is doing this for a long time. I have been to one of their Safari's few years back and I only wanted to do a Safari with them and no one else. I'm glad to see that their experience still remains the one that people want to book. Their bookings are filled so fast. It's better to book them on early dates.

        I have a lot of folks who visit Dubai occasionally and I have already asked them all to go for this Desert Safari. Now I have to add Mr.Siddique's name as well to the list. He is definitely the best tour guide we could have. I wish I had him for the entire trip of 5 days. I don't think I must have missed any thing in that case. I came back to the room and am writing the review now. Just in case I forget to give a positive feedback for him and Dream Journey.

        I'm really looking forward to come back and go for this Safari, but obviously only with Mr. Siddique.

        Thanks.
        Written 5 March 2021
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        Dear yashkumarj, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so happy that you liked our tour as well as our guide Siddique's assistance. We are working continuously to improve our services in order to provide you the best desert safari experience. We are really glad that we've exceeded your expectations. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram/FB with your awesome photos! #dreamjourneyae Thank you for choosing Dream Journey. We look forward to have you again on your next visit. Regards, Dream Journey
        Written 10 March 2021
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        Isolina W
        3 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        We booked the camel ride, dune bashing (4x4 ride) and sand surfing as we didn’t fancy the quad bikes. We were picked up first and informed we had to collect two other couples. Collecting the other couples took 50 minutes and then we began a further 50 minutes to get to the desert. This location is basically a freeway lay-by with a very basic shack selling tat. At this location there were dozens of quad bikes randomly hacking around and disappointingly shattered out preconceived ideas of a remote desert location. There was a small paved area with plastic seats and tables. We were led to two camels between the three couples with the quad bikes in very close proximity. My partner and I got on the camel and led literally 100m into the desert, no more than 2 minutes in the saddle. After a brief photo opportunity we were led back to the starting point. It felt rather like a donkey ride at the seaside in the uk only shorter. We were then informed that we were to wait for the other couples to complete their quad bike rides and sat on plastic benches by a motorway one side and the quad bikes blatting around us on the other, not the idilic location we had in mind. Half an hour later we got back into our 4x4 and drove a short distance into a different area of the desert. We were warned to hold on and prepare for a fast and furious ride, which is what we had signed up for. All was going well until one of our party declared she felt sick. The guide passed her a plastic bag and continued to throw the 4x4 through the desert until the lady threw up and her husband shouted at the guide to stop. Not the guides fault the women clearly picked the wrong experience for her stomachs capability but it meant for a very awkward situation and meant that was the end of our 4x4 experience and we had to chug home after that to avoid any further eruptions from our fellow group members stomach. We took the opportunity to do the sand surfing at this point but were informed because of the recent rain we could only sit on the board and slide down a hill about 10 seconds in total each. We then sat on a hill to wait for the sun to go down and set across the desert. This was a very impressive sight although a little spoilt by numerous 4x4s and buggies thrashing around our location, the noise spoiling an otherwise beautiful moment. With the sun down we trudged back at a slow pace so as to avoid the further emptying of our fellow passenger’s gut. We then set about a long journey home dropping the other two couples off and our last leg of the journey which overall took about and hour and twenty minutes in a puke smelling car. So for £77 we enjoyed 2 minutes on a camel, half an hour wait in a lay-by waiting for others to quad bike, 10 minutes “dune bashing” and a sunset in the desert which felt like a scene from Mad Max as opposed to Omar Sharif. Not forgetting an argument between the puking couple and long journey to and from overall, on balance, we’d give it a miss and stay by the pool.
        Written 5 February 2023
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        Alice A
        12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2020
        Definitely recommend this tour with this company!! Mohammad was a fantastic driver and guide - friendly, professional and I felt completely safe in his hands when he drove us on an exhilirating drive through the sand dunes , at great speed but with great skill and control. For me, the highlights were the camel ride and seeing the sun set in the desert which was beautiful, but the dune bashing and sand boarding was fun too (be prepared for walking back up from the bottom of the dune though!).

        So thoroughly recommend the 4 hour trip . Ask for Mohammad - he was an excellent driver and funny, and he was happy for us to spend as long as we liked watching the sunset, taking photos. He also took a lot of care and trouble to ensure everyone had great photos of themselves in the desert.
        Written 11 November 2020
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        Dear DesertMaggit, Thank you for sharing your experience and leaving a fantastic review. We are delighted to hear that you loved our tour as well as our guide Mohammad's assistance. We are working continuously to improve our services to provide you the best desert safari experience in Dubai. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram/FB with your awesome photos! #dreamjourneyae Thank you for choosing Dream Journey. We look forward to have you again on your next visit. Regards, Dream Journey
        Written 12 November 2020
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        Nate S
        10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The sand dune and dinner tour was the highlight of my trip to Dubai. It was an exhilarating experience driving through the dunes with our very skilled driver Rashid, but then also beautiful and relaxing to stand atop the dunes for landscape photos with friends. Our driver and tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly, and made the entire experience stress free.

        The dinner and entertainment in the traditional Arab camp was excellent value for money, and very well presented. This tour would be the first thing I would recommend to my friends or family when visiting Dubai. It gives you a real feel for the surroundings of the city, as well as a great contrast and refreshing experience to the glitz of the inner Dubai city precinct.
        Written 5 September 2021
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        Dear Nate S, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so happy that you liked our tour as well as our guide Rashid's assistance. We are working continuously to improve our services in order to provide you the best desert safari experience and we are really glad that we've reached your expectations. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram/FB with your awesome photos and videos! #dreamjourneyae Thank you for choosing Dream Journey. We look forward to have you again on your next visit. Regards, Dream Journey
        Written 7 September 2021
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        NM
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2021 • Couples
        The safari was the highlight of our Dubai vacation. We highly recommend purchasing the 7 hour tour (otherwise it won’t be a full experience). Our guide was Alam. He picked us up on time from the hotel. First we arrived to a station where you could ride quad bikes, camels or just a stop for some refreshments. After that we took off to the desert. Alam is a professional sand dune driver, and he made sure everyone is safe and feeling good during the ride. He took many beautiful photos of us, and taught us sandboarding. After the desert we arrived at a station where first we had welcoming snacks and drinks. There were beautiful dance and fire shows throughout the evening, and in between there was a buffet with lots of food variety (vegetarian friendly as well). Once everything was over Alam took us to our hotel. Overall such a magnificent experience and it is worth every cent we paid (it was actually cheaper than the other tour companies were offering us). Highly recommend and request Alam as your tour guide (he is very friendly, respectful, answered all our questions, made sure we were safe and enjoyed our experience to the fullest).
        Written 23 September 2021
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        Dear nelechka007, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so happy that you liked our tour as well as our guide Alam's assistance. We are working continuously to improve our services in order to provide you the best desert safari experience and we are really glad that we've reached your expectations. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram/FB with your awesome photos and videos! #dreamjourneyae Thank you for choosing Dream Journey. We look forward to have you again on your next visit. Regards, Dream Journey
        Written 26 September 2021
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        Leti
        New York City, NY39 contributions
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        Our guide Maqsood Ahmad was so nice and so helpful! He made sure to make our experience really unique and got us to have the best seats as well as the first camel ride on the first camel :) his extra effort really made a difference.
        The dunes are incredibly beautiful and the car riding is very fun. The camel ride is short but nice with a beautiful sunset view.
        The dinner is amazing, so much food and all very good. The desert was also very nice and there was coffee, tea and water available all night.
        The shows were all so good and very entertaining, especially the fire show and of course the belly dancing. You can also get henna done for no extra cost!
        The whole day was incredible and was by far my favourite thing about Dubai.
        I can’t understand how it can be so cheap since £45 is usually what we’d spend in a normal dinner out in Dubai anyway. But that’s the price we paid for the entire day, travel, food, camel ride, dunes, sand boarding, henna all included! Crazy good
        Written 7 March 2020
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        Dear 428letih, Thank you so much for your delightful feedback! I am thrilled to read that you had a fabulous time with us and that our guide Maqsood took great care of you. Thank you for choosing us and we hope that we will see you again in the future! Regards, Dream Journey
        Written 22 October 2020
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        Hussain T
        Preston, UK4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2022 • Family
        Simply the whole experience start to finnish was amazing, iv been on dessert safaris before and they are all fundamentally the same. The only difference is the host/driver and on this trip we were very lucky to have Mr Muhammad.
        The Trip started with a message from Mr Muhammad to inform us he was on route to our hotel and updated us as he got closer. We were greeted by a very enthusiastic welcome. We were joined by another couple Mel and Ariani and Mr Muhammed using his unique sense of Humour broke the ice between my family and the Mel and Ariani.
        From the Moment we left the hotel grounds he was like a tour guide of Dubai informing us about landmarks and developments and what was taking place within Dubai. Upon nearing the meeting point where we were to join up with the rest of the convoy Muhammed informed us of the itinerary.
        Muhammad organised the hire of a ATV while he and the other drivers prepared the vehicles to go off road.
        After our little stopover we headed out on to the dunes and me and my son were sat at the back and all I can say it was one hell of a ride.
        Muhammad had been driving as a Safari driver for 10 years plus and it showed his handling of the vehicle and navigation was impeccable.
        We also got the feeling Muhammed was not just a liked individual within our car but he was engaging with anyone who he came across regardless of they were from our tour our another.
        Muhammad was as it turned out a man of many skills, beyond the Dakar dessert race driver he was a photographer and a natural entertainer with charm.
        After the bash thru the dunes and "photo shoot"
        We headed to the camp site where we were given opportunity to ride camels and take photos once more.
        We were taken to our seating with a cup of khawa and a donut like dessert. We then sat as a few different types of dances took place with food served inbetween. While everyone was enjoying the entertainment we were suddenly wrapped in a blanket as I looked up it Muhammed who in a camp of maybe 200 had gone and got blankets for the 5 in his car.
        Like I said every safari is good but what makes it memorable is the people and Muhammad was the man to make it perfect.
        I would recommend this tour group and if possible ask for Muhammad he will entertain you from start to finnish.
        Written 5 February 2022
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        Alessandro De Laurentis
        World434 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023
        I had an incredible experience with my friends in January on a desert safari in Dubai. Our guide, Khadim, was not only knowledgeable about the area, but he also served as our dune bashing pilot. Unlike other drivers we encountered, Khadim was a bit more conservative and gentle, which made for a much more comfortable and safe ride. He was kind enough to pick us up and drop us off at our hotel. We also had the chance to try sandboarding, which was an absolute blast with a stunning sunset as the backdrop. The camel ride was also an experience to remember, especially since the poor animal probably made hundreds of rounds that day. To cap off the night, we had a delicious buffet dinner under the stars with live music at the camp. The price of the tour was very reasonable, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a unique desert adventure. Thank you so much!
        Written 11 February 2023
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        HettyW
        Manchester, UK2 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Family
        We had a short layover in Dubai and decided to make the most of the time with a trip into the desert. Online boking was easy and communication with head office and operations team was good (we booked 45 minutes before the tour was due to depart and they were able to coordinate pickup from our hotel). Our driver, Akbar, was friendly and drove us into the desert where we did camel ride, dune bashing and sandboarding. Dune driving was really fun - our 3 year old loved it and spent the trip giggling and sqealing with excitement. Akbar was a good driver making the tour exciting, but I also felt safe with our little boy. I would recommend this trip for anyone who wants to get out of the city, experience the desert and have a bit of excitement!
        Written 27 February 2020
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        Dear HW808, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the trip as well as our guide Akbar's assistance. Since you liked our trip we want to take this opportunity to help us by recommending us to your friends/families who also plans to visit Dubai. Thank you for choosing Dream Journey and we are excited to welcome you back again soon! Regards, Dream Journey
        Written 2 March 2020
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        Barney D
        9 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        We were greatly looking forward to the experience, 2 families of 5 adults and 4 children. We were picked up on time from our hotel in two separate 4x4 cars and driven 45 minutes to the first of two venues: the dunes.

        As soon as we left the vehicle we were approached by many locals wanting to sell us various goods, from head scarves, to quad biking, all excessively priced. Personally, we don’t like that approach. Once we were clearly uninterested, our guides became equally uninterested in us.

        Despite this, approximately 45 minutes later we were driven through the sand dunes, both drivers showing tremendous skill in driving the vehicle. Once we reached the top (about 30 minutes later), we were able to use the sand boards, and our guide took great effort in taking photos of us with our phones to capture the experience well.

        We then headed back down to the camp where another 30 minutes of pressure selling was imposed upon us. By this point both instructors were totally silent. When’s e reached the evening venue, we were able to take a 5 minute camel ride which the kids loved, again lots of photos taken. We then went into the camp, greeted with a coffee and snack of chicken shawarma and falafel, and we sat aside the central dancing floor for the evenings entertainment. The BBQ was delicious, loads of fresh salads and lamb and chicken skewers. The entertainment was fun, including belly dancing (us Dads particularly enjoyed that!), fire show and dancing. Afterwards, our ‘guides’ drove us back to our hotel without a single word. Across the desert to the road took about 20 minutes and at times was terrifying. Far too close, at very high speeds, next to the many other 4x4s that all had passengers that had been to the evening BBQ and entertainment. Note: this is a camp and not exclusive. We wanted exclusivity when in the car, a luxury we had to pay an extra 400 AED for, but unnecessary due to being in low season. By the time we drove back to the hotel, it was obvious the guides were fed up. Maybe it was because we chose not to buy anything in addition to the considerable amount we had paid earlier that day and didn’t want to partake in the quad biking.

        All in all, a good experience but ruined a little by the constant bartering and pushiness of the various locals, and the very brief and limited communication from our hosts / guides. A bit of humour goes a long way.
        Written 31 July 2022
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